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Dolomite Discovery Ends 100-Year Treasure Hunt


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Source: R&D

December 9, 2011

 

"The century-old mystery of a missing mineral in coral reefs has been solved by a team from The Australian National University.

 

The team, led by Bradley Opdyke of the Research School of Earth Sciences, has uncovered a hidden stash of the mineral dolomite in coral reefs around the globe, ending a search that has lasted over 100 years. The discovery was published in Biogeosciences.

 

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